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Summer Internship Funding Support

NPM will award competitive grants for nonprofit and public management internships to students pursuing graduate degrees in the Ford School of Public Policy and the School of Social Work. Grants are also available for both MBA and BBA students in the Ross School of Business. Only internships served prior to graduation from U-M are eligible (i.e. students must graduate no earlier than December 2014).

How the Program Works

NPM solicits applications in the winter semester. Selected students must have:

  • A record of academic and professional excellence
  • Knowledge and skills relevant to their selected organization
  • A desire to extend themselves beyond their previous experiences
  • A commitment to the nonprofit or public management sector

Currently, NPM only supports funding for internships with nonprofit organizations and government agencies. Graduate internships must be at least 10 weeks in length and total available funding (including any NPM support) must not exceed $10,000. Total available funding (including any NPM support) for BBAs must not exceed $6,000 for 10 weeks.

Accepted students are awarded up to a maximum of $2,000 each to defray costs associated with their internships, including those with a limited stipend and with organizations anywhere in the U.S. or abroad.

Please note that the 2014 fund does not support field placements or projects that are undertaken for course credit. Only internships that fit our remaining criteria are eligible.

Regardless of the applicant's current school, NPM follows the Ross School of Business' policy regarding student international travel. NPM does NOT support internships in countries on the U.S. Dept. of State Travel Warning List.

Award recipients are required to submit the following deliverables to NPM throughout the summer:

  • Project plan confirmation
  • Mid-term feedback
  • Final project deliverable or report

NPM will provide a full description of these deliverables prior to the start of your internship.

How to Apply

Application packages are due via email to There are two deadlines: Mar. 14, 2014 and Apr. 14, 2014. Funds will be available for each round, but students are encouraged to apply early. Please follow application instructions (pdf) when submitting your application package. The application package includes:

Funding sources

Summer internship funding is derived from a variety of sources including private gifts, grants, and sponsoring school support. Additionally, funding for MBA internships has been generously provided by the Give-A-Day Fund. This student-run fund is entirely composed of peer donations so MBA students may continue to serve in the public interest, regardless of financial concerns.

2013 Internship Support Recipients

The Nonprofit and Public Management Center is pleased to support the following students who are serving internships in nonprofit and public organizations.

Pratik Butala, MBA, Education Pioneers
Colleen Campbell, MPP/MA, U.S. Dept. of Education - Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development
Jenny Cooper, MBA/MS, New York City Mayor's Office of Long-Term Planning & Sustainability
Chad Dibble, MBA/MS, U.S. National Park Service
Isaac Epstein, MPP, Ecology Center
Elizabeth Grim, MSW/MPH, U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness
Alex Goldfarb, BBA, Firestarter (Dharma Charitable Strategies)
Shazia Ijaz, BBA, New Sector Alliance
Rachel Jacobson, MPP/MS, White House Council on Enviro. Quality
Megan Levanduski, MPP, U.S. State Department
Kevin Molloy, MBA, Eden Reforestation Projects
Tim Pituch, MHI, Optimize
Kumar Raj, MPP, City and County of San Francisco Mayor's Office of Civic Innovation
Layne Scherer, MPP, The Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation & Excellent Schools Detroit
Daniella Simon, MSW/MPH, University of Michigan Depression Center
Rayva Virginkar, MPP/MPH, White House Office of Management and Budget
Christine Wagner, MPP, San Francisco Dept of the Status of Women
Katherine Wen, MPP, White House Council of Economic Advisers (CEA)

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